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As reported last week, comics owned by cartoonist Tom Neely and Sparkplug publisher Dylan Williams were confiscated by authorities at the Canadian border as potentially obscene material while they traveled together to the Toronto Comics Art Festival (TCAF). We spoke with Neely and CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein and combed through Canadian customs documentation to get the details on how this happe
Agents of the Canadian Border Services confiscated last weekend a number of independently produced comic books en route to the Toronto Comic Arts Festival. Copies of the graphic novella Young Lions by Blaise Larmee and an anthology called Black Eye 1: Graphic Transmissions to Cause Ocular Hypertension were seized from artist Tom Neely and small press publisher Dylan Williams at the border in Buffalo, New York, and if Canada's Prohibited Importations Unit deems the material obscene, the comics will be destroyed.Published by Rotland Press as part of a crowd-sourced Kickstarer fundraising project, Black Eye is an
Industry: The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has announced its new 2011 Membership Premium Program, which includes tiered premiums for joining.
Interviews: Gareb Shamus talks to ICv2 about the end of the Wizard and ToyFare magazines and the company's plans for the future.
Manga: Eiichiro Oda's One Piece manga continues to sell like
Movies: Having directed the hugely successful Iron Man and Iron Man 2, it looks like for whatever reason Jon Favreau won't be coming back for a third helping of Tony Stark action. Barring the possibility that this
Fundraising: The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is currently raising funds by auctioning signed prints and original art by artists including Paul Pope, Dave Sim, Yoshitaka Amano, Matt Wagner, Eric Canete, Tony Harris, Mike Allred, Eric Powell, Cliff Chiang, Jim Silke, Jock, Lee Bermejo, Arthur Adams and more on eBay through the month of December.
Polybags: Is Marvel's polybagged Fantastic Four #587 (which will have no overprint or appear on news stands) a fun idea to quell spoilers for a major story? Or does it conjure up horrible '90s
The Monsters Project is coming to a close, and you can check out the final auctions on the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund eBay page, with the proceeds all going to support the CBLDF and its mission to defend first amendment rights in comics. Many, many thanks to all the artists who participated; it was a lot of fun, and we have a